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feeding frenzy

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Definition of feeding frenzy in English:

noun

1An aggressive and competitive group attack on prey by a number of sharks or piranhas.
Example sentences
  • This seemed to trigger the sharks into a feeding frenzy.
  • I have seen sharks in a feeding frenzy, turtles fighting and shoals of fish so large that they blocked out the light from the surface, but this spectacle beat them all.
  • Years later, I found myself swimming backwards through the water while Stuart induced a feeding frenzy of Caribbean reef sharks by free-baiting the water with tuna meat along my path.
1.1An episode of frantic competition or rivalry for something: the remark caused a media feeding frenzy
More example sentences
  • The media feeding frenzy will, indeed, be massive.
  • Such an arrest would not normally arouse the media feeding frenzy that ensued.
  • He knows a coordinated feeding frenzy of epic proportions has just begun.

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